NAHC Commends CMS on Program Integrity Announcement
February 3, 2014 09:36 AM
Val J. Halamandaris, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), issued the following statement regarding CMS’ latest Program Integrity announcement:
"NAHC has advocated for a moratorium on the certification of new Medicare home health providers in certain areas of the country where an overabundance of providers leads to potentially abusive practices. The extension and expansion of the home health moratorium is a necessary and appropriate measure," said Val J. Halamandaris, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. “We will continue to work with CMS to establish home care as the benchmark of program integrity in Medicare."
NAHC has recommended the use of a moratorium in home health for a number of years and spearheaded inclusion of authority for it in the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
For more on CMS’ announcement, please see NAHC Report from January 31, 2014.